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Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) Features

Stone plastic composite flooring is one of the most popular commercial flooring options due to its elegance, modernity, and durability. But what precisely is it? 

Stone plastic composite flooring, often known as stone polymer composite flooring, is constructed from the same vinyl as luxury vinyl tile. SPC flooring, on the other hand, has limestone added to the vinyl, giving it a hard core. It's thicker and more durable than luxury vinyl tile, so it's perfect for high-traffic areas. 

Similarly, because of the limestone component, the SPC is resistant to temperature and environmental changes, making it excellent for new building projects; it may even be laid on the flooring before any HVAC systems are installed! Stone plastic composite flooring comes in a wide range of colors and designs. 

Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) Features

It might have a high-tech appearance or be designed to look like natural wood or stone. It is dent and scratch resistant because of the increased stiffness provided by limestone. Heavy furniture can be rolled across the floor without leaving marks. Because of its endurance and toughness, many people consider it an upgrade from LVT.

What are the other features of SPC flooring? 

Core SPC Vinyl flooring Material

Generally, SPC flooring consist of 4 layers which are the backing layer, core, printed design layer, and top with a wear layer. SPC floor has an abrasion layer, decor paper layer, and SPC core board layer. As the name goes, SPC flooring uses solid SPC as the material for the core layer. Solid SPC has high density which makes it tough enough to sustain heavy foot traffic, durable, and of course water-resistant.

Resistant to Water 

Water resistance is strong in luxury SPC flooring. This is why SPC flooring is suitable for use in wet spaces such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. Some low-quality or improperly built SPC flooring, on the other hand, may not be able to tolerate moisture as well as luxury SPC flooring. Moisture collects between the cracks in this case, causing odor and mold growth. 

So, first and foremost, determine the goal of your flooring installation. If at all feasible, choose a type of SPC flooring that is water resistant.

Thickness

SPC flooring comes in a variety of thicknesses, ranging from 1.5mm to 5mm. SPC flooring for heavy-duty applications typically has a thickness of up to 5 mm and a thicker wear layer. 

Durability

SPC flooring is often more durable, hence it comes with a longer warranty. So don't be shocked if some high-quality SPC flooring comes with a 10-to-20-year or even longer warranty!

Termite Resistance

SPC flooring is 100% termite resistant since it is made without the use of any wood. As a result, you do not need to be concerned about termite infestation such as woodworm.

Noise Reduction

The Spc's core is made of solid core material. This thick, durable core helps to reduce noise and makes walking more pleasant. However, you should always remember that SPC flooring comes in a wide range of quality. A strong core may not always be present in low-quality SPC flooring. Of course, this means that a less durable SPC core will have less sound-proofing. 

Simple to Cleaning & Maintain

Sweeping and wet mopping can be used to clean SPC flooring. Even though it's water resistant, you don't want any moisture or water to get through the seam. As a result, you should avoid wetting the floor or steam cleaning it. Stains, UV radiation, and direct heat contact should all be avoided if you want to maintain it in good form for a long period of time.

Temperature-Resistant Stability

SPC vinyl tiles will stay stable in contexts where temperatures are susceptible to fluctuate, such as spaces with air conditioning or heating systems, owing to the ultra-durable SPC core. 

SPC Installation

SPC vinyl plank flooring is simple to install, with a no-nonsense click-lock tongue and groove installation that requires no special equipment. Read more about SPC installation methods here.

Affordability

SPC vinyl flooring is typically a cost-effective flooring alternative that is often very budget friendly. While the price of your SPC vinyl floor tiles will vary depending on whether you opt for optional under layers, SPC vinyl flooring is typically a cost-effective flooring alternative that is often very budget friendly.